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Appointment-Plus Expanding Presence as More Fortune 500 Companies Embrace SaaS Applications

Appointment-Plus is becoming a common fixture in Fortune 500 companies as they embrace Software as a Service (SaaS) applications more and more.

 
PRLog - Nov. 30, 2011 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale, AZ – The continuing embrace of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications by Fortune 500 companies for a variety of different tasks and functions has resulted in more efficient and effective processes at these organizations. According to a recent IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs, 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. In addition to utilizing SaaS programs as stand-alone applications, many Fortune 500 companies have integrated them into existing systems and networks, allowing for even greater functionality. This trend has resulted in an increase in Fortune 500 companies selecting Appointment-Plus online appointment software for their scheduling needs, as the SaaS provider offers the industry’s most flexible and robust functionality perfectly suited for their specific scheduling processes.

As the worldwide leaders in online scheduling solutions since 2001, Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com) provides the experience and services Fortune 500 companies demand to automate, streamline and improve their scheduling procedures. Corporations, enterprise-level companies, large and medium-sized businesses, and organizations of all sizes have scheduled over 75 million appointments through Appointment-Plus over the past 10 years. Almost 5,000 clients use it to book an average of 2.5 million appointments and reservations monthly, which equates to one appointment booked every second.

Among the many industries served by Appointment-Plus are:

• Colleges and universities.
• Government agencies and departments.
• Healthcare providers and systems.
• IT companies.
• Logistics.
• Military agencies and departments.
• Manufacturers, distributors and warehouses.
• Retail operations and system.
• Service-related corporations.

Included in this group of industries and organizations are current clients Best Buy, ConocoPhillips, Ecolab, Pepsi Bottling Company, Procter and Gamble, and Time Warner.

“Establishing a proven scheduling process can be tricky, which is why more and more Fortune 500 companies are turning to Appointment-Plus for this important, but oftentimes daunting, component of their operations,” says Bob  La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “We provide unmatched services and functionality to configure the best online scheduler for your specific needs, making Appointment-Plus the clear choice for improving the scheduling process.”

Appointment-Plus stands out from the competition at the Fortune 500 and enterprise levels by offering unique benefits and services simply not found in most scheduling systems. These include:

• A highly scalable system that allows organizations to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
• Web services, including integrations with existing software systems.
• The most configurable scheduling software system available.
• 24-hour support from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Dedicated business and support contacts.
• “Turnkey”, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live.
• Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development.
• Robust reporting capabilities.

Appointment-Plus offers its clients the best and largest variety to features developed with enterprise-level companies and large and medium-sized businesses in mind. Organizations that choose Appointment-Plus for their scheduling needs have immediate and instant access to such popular functionality as:

• Online self-scheduling.  
• Automated e-mail and text message reminders.
• Online customer payment options.
• E-marketing capabilities.

In addition to the aforementioned standard functionality, Appointment-Plus also has the industry’s best selection of plug-ins, such as syncs with QuickBooks and e-marketing service providers Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response, as well as online customer payment-processing through Merchant Warehouse. Additionally, Appointment-Plus will roll out several new plug-ins in the ensuing months, including syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.

“Many online scheduling providers have popped up during the past few years, but few have the capabilities to successful handle the specific requirements of Fortune 500 companies,” La Loggia adds. “Appointment-Plus does, which is why we’ve been the preferred scheduling provider for these organizations for over 10 years.”

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com) is the worldwide leader in online scheduling solutions for growing businesses, enterprises, higher education, government and logistics.  With over 15 million end-users and 75 million appointments booked since its inception in 2001, Appointment-Plus is one of the fastest growing cloud-based services in the world. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., organizations ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses use Appointment-Plus to book an average of 2.5 million appointments monthly.

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About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com) is the worldwide leader in online scheduling solutions for growing businesses, enterprises, higher education, government and logistics. With over 15 million end-users and 75 million appointments booked since its inception in 2001, Appointment-Plus is one of the fastest growing cloud-based services in the world. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., organizations ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses use Appointment-Plus to book an average of 2.5 million appointments monthly.

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